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George Frideric Handel

February 23, 1685 - April 14, 1759
born in Halle, Germany, composed during the Baroque period
Most music lovers have encountered George Frederick Handel through holiday-time renditions of the Messiah's "Hallelujah" chorus. And many of them know and love that oratorio on Christ's life, death, and resurrection, as well as a few other greatest hits like the orchestral Water Music and Royal Fireworks Music, and perhaps Judas Maccabeus or one of the other English oratorios. Yet his operas, for which he was widely known in his own time, are the province mainly of specialists in Baroque music, and the events of his life, even though they reflected some of the most important musical issues of the day, have never become as familiar as the careers of Bach or Mozart. Perhaps the single word that best describes his life and music is "cosmopolitan": he was a German composer, trained in Italy, who spent most of his life in England.

Handel was born in the German city of Halle on February 23, 1685. His father noted but did not nurture his musical talent, and he had to sneak a small keyboard instrument into his attic to practice. As a child he studied music with Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, organist at the Liebfrauenkirche, and for a time he seemed destined for a career as a church organist himself. After studying law briefly at the University of Halle, Handel began serving as organist on March 13, 1702, at the Domkirche there. Dissatisfied, he took a post as violinist in the Hamburg opera orchestra in 1703, and his frustration with musically provincial northern Germany was perhaps shown when he fought a duel the following year with the composer Matheson over the accompaniment to one of Matheson's operas. In 1706 Handel took off for Italy, then the font of operatic innovation, and mastered contemporary trends in Italian serious opera. He returned to Germany to become court composer in Hannover, whose rulers were linked by family ties with the British throne; his patron there, the Elector of Hannover, became King George I of England. English audiences took to his 1711 opera Rinaldo, and several years later Handel jumped at the chance to move to England permanently. He impressed King George early on with the Water Music of 1716, written as entertainment for a royal boat outing.

Through the 1720s Handel composed Italian operatic masterpieces for London stages: Ottone, Serse (Xerxes), and other works often based on classical stories. His popularity was dented, though, by new English-language works of a less formal character, and in the 1730s and 1740s Handel turned to the oratorio, a grand form that attracted England's new middle-class audiences. Not only Messiah but also Israel in Egypt, Samson, Saul, and many other works established him as a venerated elder of English music. The oratorios displayed to maximum effect Handel's melodic gift and the sense of timing he brought to big choral numbers. Among the most popular of all the oratorios was Judas Maccabeus, composed in 32 days in 1746. Handel presented the oratorio six times during its first season and about 40 times before his death 12 years later, conducting it 30 times himself. In 1737, Handel suffered a stroke, which caused both temporary paralysis in his right arm and some loss of his mental faculties, but he recovered sufficiently to carry on most normal activity. He was urged to write an autobiography, but never did. Blind in old age, he continued to compose. He died in London on April 14, 1759. Beethoven thought Handel the greatest of all his predecessors; he once said, "I would bare my head and kneel at his grave." ~ Rovi Staff, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Handel Arias

Title: Giulio Cesare In Egitto, Opera, Hwv 17

1. Giulio Cesare In Egitto, Opera, Hwv 17: Da Tempeste

Title: Rinaldo, Opera, Hwv 7

2. Rinaldo, Opera, Hwv 7: Lascia Ch'io Pianga Mia Cruda Sorte

Title: Alcina, Opera, Hwv 34

3. Alcina, Opera, Hwv 34: Tornami A Vagheggiar

Title: Teseo, Opera, Hwv 9

4. Teseo, Opera, Hwv 9: I. Dolce Riposo, Ed Innocente Pace

5. Teseo, Opera, Hwv 9: II. Ira, Sdegni, E Furore... O Stringero Nel Sen

Title: Apollo E Dafne (La Terra è Liberata), Dramatic Cantata For Soprano, Bass & Orchestra, Hwv 122

6. Apollo E Dafne (La Terra è Liberata), Dramatic Cantata For Soprano, Bass & Orchestra, Hwv 122: Aria. Felicissima Quest'alma

Title: Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33

7. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Il Mio Crudel Martoro

Title: Rinaldo, Opera, Hwv 7

8. Rinaldo, Opera, Hwv 7: Vò Far Guerra

Title: Amadigi Di Gaula, Opera, Hwv 11

9. Amadigi Di Gaula, Opera, Hwv 11: Ah! Spietato

Title: Semele, Oratorio, Hwv 58

10. Semele, Oratorio, Hwv 58: Air: Myself I Shall Adore

Title: Giulio Cesare In Egitto, Opera, Hwv 17

11. Giulio Cesare In Egitto, Opera, Hwv 17: Piangero La Sorte Mia

Title: Semele, Oratorio, Hwv 58

12. Semele, Oratorio, Hwv 58: Endless Pleasure, Endless Love

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Track List: Handel

Title: Scipione (Publio Cornelio Scipione), Opera, HWV 20
Title: Orlando, Opera, Hwv 31
Title: Serse (Xerxes), Opera, Hwv 40
Title: Samson, Oratorio, Hwv 57
Title: Rinaldo, Opera, Hwv 7
Title: Samson, Oratorio, Hwv 57
Title: Giulio Cesare In Egitto, Opera, Hwv 17
Title: Rodelinda, Regina De' Langobardi, Opera, Hwv 19
Title: Lotario, Opera, HWV 26
Title: Agrippina, Opera, Hwv 6
Title: Alexander Balus, Oratorio, Hwv 65
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Track List: The Handel Collection

Title: Solomon, Oratorio, Hwv 67
Title: Suite For Keyboard (Suite De Piece), Vol.1, No.5 In E Major ("The Harmonious Blacksmith"), Hwv 430
Title: Semele, Oratorio, Hwv 58
Title: Concerto A Due Cori No.1 In B Flat Major, HWV 332
Title: Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293
Title: Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348
Title: Suite For Keyboard In C Major, HWV 443
Title: Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294
Title: Saul, Oratorio, Hwv 53
Title: Concerto Grosso In B Minor, Op.6/12, Hwv 330
Title: Suite For Keyboard (Suite De Piece), Vol.1, No.1 In A Major, Hwv 426
Title: Oboe Concerto In B Flat Major (No.2a), Hwv 301 (Possibly Spurious)
Title: Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348
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Track List: As Steals the Morn: Handel Arias & Scenes for Tenor

Title: Alceste, Incidental Music, Hwv 45
Title: Semele, Oratorio, Hwv 58
Title: Il Trionfo Del Tempo E Del Disinganno, Oratorio, Hwv 46a
Title: Tamerlano, Opera, Hwv 18
Title: Samson, Oratorio, Hwv 57
Title: Rodelinda, Regina De' Langobardi, Opera, Hwv 19
Title: Esther, Oratorio, HWV 50a
Title: Jephtha, Oratorio, HWV 70
Title: L'allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato (Pastoral Ode), Oratorio, Hwv 55
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Track List: Complete Organ Concertos

Disc 1
Title: Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289

1. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289: I. Larghetto E Staccato - Adagio

2. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289: II. Allegro

3. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289: III. Adagio

4. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289: IV. Andante

Title: Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290

5. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290: I. A Tempo Ordinario E Staccato - Adagio

6. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290: II. Allegro

7. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290: III. Adagio E Staccato

8. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.4/2, Hwv 290: IV. Allegro Ma Non Presto

Title: Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291

9. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291: I. Adagio

10. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291: II. Allegro

11. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291: III. Adagio

12. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/3, Hwv 291: IV. Gavotte (Allegro)

Title: Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292

13. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292: I. Allegro

14. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292: II. Andante

15. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292: III. Adagio

16. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/4, Hwv 292: IV. Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293

17. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293: I. Larghetto

18. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293: II. Allegro

19. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293: III. Alla Siciliana

20. Organ Concerto In F Major, Op.4/5, Hwv 293: IV. Presto

Title: Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294

21. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294: I. Andante Allegro

22. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294: II. Larghetto

23. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294: III. Allegro Moderato

Disc 2
Title: Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306

1. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: I. Andante

2. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: II. Andante - Adagio

3. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: III. Largo E Piano

4. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: IV. Allegro

5. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: V. Organo Ad Libitum: Adagio

6. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/1, Hwv 306: VI. Bourree, Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307

7. Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307: I. Ouverture

8. Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307: II. A Tempo Ordinario

9. Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307: III. Organo Ad Libitum: Adagio

10. Organ Concerto In A Major, Op.7/2, Hwv 307: IV. Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308

11. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308: I. Allegro

12. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308: II. Adagio - Fuge

13. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308: III. Spiritoso

14. Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op.7/3, Hwv 308: IV. Menuet

Title: Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309

15. Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309: I. Adagio

16. Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309: II. Allegro Cosi Cosi

17. Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309: III. Organo Ad Libitum: Fuga, Larghetto

18. Organ Concerto In D Minor, Op.7/4, Hwv 309: IV. Allegro

Disc 3
Title: Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310

1. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310: I. Staccato Ma Non Troppo Allegro

2. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310: II. Andante Larghetto E Staccato

3. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310: III. Menuet

4. Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.7/5, Hwv 310: IV. Gavotte

Title: Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.7/6, Hwv 311

5. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.7/6, Hwv 311: I. Pomposo

6. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.7/6, Hwv 311: II. Organo Ad Libitum: Air. Lentement

7. Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op.7/6, Hwv 311: III. Air: A Tempo Ordinario

Title: Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295

8. Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295: I. Larghetto

9. Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295: II. Allegro

10. Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295: IV. Larghetto

11. Organ Concerto In F Major "Cuckoo & The Nightingale" (No.13), Hwv 295: V. Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a

12. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: I. Largo E Staccato

13. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: II. Organo Ad Libitum: Fuga. Allegro

14. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: III. Andante

15. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: IV. Grave

16. Organ Concerto In A Major (No.14), HWV 296a: V. Allegro

Title: Organ Concerto In D Minor (No.15), HWV 304

17. Organ Concerto In D Minor (No.15), HWV 304: I. Andante

18. Organ Concerto In D Minor (No.15), HWV 304: II. Organo Ad Libitum: Adagio - Fuga

19. Organ Concerto In D Minor (No.15), HWV 304: III. Allegro

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Track List: Concerti Grossi Op 3

Title: Concerto Grosso In B Flat Major, Op.3/1, Hwv 312
Title: Concerto Grosso In B Flat Major, Op.3/2, Hwv 313
Title: Concerto Grosso In G Major, Op.3/3, Hwv 314
Title: Concerto Grosso In F Major, Op.3/4a, Hwv 315
Title: Concerto Grosso In F, Op.3/4b (Spurious)
Title: Concerto Grosso In D Minor, Op.3/5, Hwv 316
Title: Concerto Grosso In D Major, Op.3/6, Hwv 317
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Track List: Coronation Anthems

Title: Coronation Anthems (4) For Chorus & Orchestra, HWV 258-261
Title: Silete Venti, Motet For Soprano & Strings In B Flat Major, HWV 242
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Track List: Flaming Rose: Handel German Arias And Trio Sonatas

Title: Das Zitternde Glänzen (German Aria No.2), Hymn, For Soprano & Continuo, HWV 203
Title: Künft' Ger Zeiten Eitler Kummer (German Aria No.1), Hymn For Soprano & Continuo, HWV 202
Title: Meine Seele Hört Im Sehen (German Aria No.6), Hymn For Soprano & Continuo, Hwv 207
Title: Trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo in F major, Op. 2/4, HWV 389
Title: Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken (German Aria No.3), Hymn For Soprano & Continuo, HWV 204
Title: Die Ihr Aus Dunkeln Grüften (German Aria No.7), Hymn For Soprano & Continuo, HWV 208
Title: In Den Angenehmen Büschen (German Aria No.8), Hymn For Soprano & Continuo, HWV 209
Title: Trio sonata for flute/violin, violin & continuo in B minor, Op. 2/1, HWV 386b
Title: Flammende Rose, Zierde Der Erden (German Aria No.9), Hymn For Soprano & Continuo, HWV 210
Title: Singe, Seele, Gott Zum Preise (German Aria No.5), Hymn, For Soprano & Continuo, HWV 206
Title: Süsse Stille, Sanfte Quelle (German Aria No.4), Hymn For Soprano & Continuo, HWV 205
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Track List: George Friederic Handel: Epic Classics. Water Music

Title: Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348
Title: Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349
Title: Water Music Suite No.3 For Orchestra In G Major, Hwv 350
Title: Solomon, Oratorio, Hwv 67
Title: Ode For St Cecilia's Day (Song For St Cecilia's Day) For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra, Hwv 76
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Track List: Haendel: Water Music & Music For The Royal Fireworks

Title: Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348

1. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: I. Prelude

2. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: II. Menuet 1

3. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: III. Menuet 2

4. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: IV. Rigaudon 1

5. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: V. Rigaudon 2

6. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: VI. Menuet 1

7. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: VII. Menuet 2

8. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: VIII. Gigue 1

9. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: IX. Gigue 2

10. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: X. Bourrée

11. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: XI. Lentement

12. Water Music Suite No.1 For Orchestra In F Major, Hwv 348: XII. Alla Hornpipe

Title: Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349

13. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: I. Overture

14. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: II. Adagio E Staccato

15. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: III. Allegro

16. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: IV. Andante, Allegro

17. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: V. Menuet

18. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: VI. Air

19. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: VII. Bourrée

20. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: VIII. Alla Hornpipe

21. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: IX. Aria

22. Water Music Suite No.2 For Orchestra In D Major, Hwv 349: X. Menuet

Title: Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351

23. Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351: I. Overture

24. Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351: II. Allegro

25. Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351: III. Bourrée

26. Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351: IV. La Paix

27. Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351: V. La Réjouissance

28. Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351: VI. Menuet I

29. Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351: VII. Menuet II

30. Music For The Royal Fireworks, For Orchestra, Hwv 351: VIII. Minuet 1 Da Capo

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Track List: Handel - Acis and Galatea (A Masque in 2 Acts) / Amps · Doveton · Davidson · Scholars Baroque Ensemble · van Asch

Title: Acis And Galatea, Oratorio, Hwv 49
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Track List: Handel - Admeto / Jacobs, Yakar, Bowman, Dams, Cold, Gomez, van Egmond, Il Complesso Barocco, A. Curtis

Disc 1
Title: Admeto, Rè Di Tessaglia, Opera, HWV 22
Disc 2
Disc 3
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Track List: Handel - Alcina / Fleming, Graham, Dessay, Kuhlmann, Robinson, Naouri, Lascarro, Les Arts Florissants, Christie

Disc 1
Title: Alcina, Opera, Hwv 34
Disc 2
Disc 3
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Track List: Handel - Alexander's Feast / Argenta, Partridge, George, The Sixteen, Christophers

Disc 1
Title: Alexander's Feast, Ode For St. Cecilia's Day, Hwv 75
Title: Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294
Title: Alexander's Feast, Ode For St. Cecilia's Day, Hwv 75
Disc 2
Title: Organ Concerto In G Minor, Op.4/1, Hwv 289
Title: Alexander's Feast, Ode For St. Cecilia's Day, Hwv 75
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Track List: Handel - Almira / Monoyios, Rozario, Gerrard, Fiori musicali, Lawrence-King

Disc 1
Title: Almira (Der In Kronen Erlangte Glucks), Opera, HWV 1
Disc 2
Disc 3
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Track List: Handel - Apollo E Dafne · The Alchemist, Incidental Music / Pasichnyk · Pomakov · EU Baroque Orchestra · Goodman

Title: Concerto Grosso In B Flat Major, Op.3/1, Hwv 312
Title: Apollo E Dafne (La Terra è Liberata), Dramatic Cantata For Soprano, Bass & Orchestra, Hwv 122
Title: Alchemist, Incidental Music, HWV 43
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Track List: Handel - Ariodante / von Otter, Dawson, Cangemi, Podles, Croft, Sedov, Coadou, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Minkowski

Disc 1
Title: Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33
Disc 2

1. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Sinfonia (Act II)

2. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Di Dalinda L'Amore

3. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Eccolo, O Amico / Tu, Preparati A Morire

4. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Ginevra? / O Mio Signore!

5. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Tu Vivi, E Punito

6. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: E Vivo Ancora

7. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Scherza, Infida, In Grembo Al Drudo

8. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Lo Stral Feri Nel Segno

9. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Se Tanto Piace Al Cor

10. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Felice Fu Il Mio Inganno

11. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Se L'Inganno Sortisce Felice

12. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Andiam, Fidi, Al Consiglio

13. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Invida Sorte Avara

14. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Mi Palpita Il Core

15. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Sta' Lieta, O Principessa!

16. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Mio Re / Lurcanio! Oh Dei / Il Tuo Sangue, Ed Il Tuo Zelo'

17. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Quante Sventure Un Giorno

18. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: A Me Impudica?

19. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Il Mio Crudel Martoro

20. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Entree Des Songes Agreables

21. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Entree Des Songes Funestes

22. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Entre Des Songes Agrebles Effrayes

23. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Che Vidi? Oh Dei!

Disc 3

1. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Numi! Lasciarmi Vivere

2. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Perfidi ! Io Son Tradita!

3. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Cieca Notte, Infidi Sguardi

4. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Ingrato Polinesso!

5. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Neghittosi Or Voi Che Fate?

6. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Sire, Deh, Non Negare

7. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Dover, Giustizia, Amor

8. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Or Venga A Me La Figlia

9. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Ecco La Figlia / Padre; Ahi, Dolce Nome! / Io Ti Bacio, O Mano Augusta

10. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Figlia, Da Dubbia Sorte

11. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Al Sen Ti Stringo E Parto

12. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Cosi Mi Lascia Il Padre?

13. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Si, Morro

14. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Sinfonia (Act III)

15. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Arrida Il Cielo Alla Giustizia / Dopo Notte, Atra E Funesta

16. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Dalinda! Ecco Risorge

17. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Dite Spera, E Son Contento

18. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Da Dubbia Infausta Sorte

19. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Manca, Oh Dei!

20. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Sinfonia / Figlia, Innocente Figlia!

21. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Bramo Aver Mille Vite

22. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Ognuno Acclami Bella Virtute

23. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Final Scene

24. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Final Scene: Rondeau

25. Ariodante, Opera, Hwv 33: Final Scene - Coro: Sa Trionfar Ognor Virtute In Ogni Cor

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Track List: Handel - Athalia / E. Scholl · Schlick · Holzhausen · Reinhold · Brutscher · MacLeod · Martini

Disc 1
Title: Athalia, Oratorio, HWV 52
Disc 2
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Track List: Handel - Chandos Anthems (Complete) / Dawson · Kwella · Bowman · Partridge · M. George · The Sixteen · Christophers

Disc 1
Title: Chandos Anthem No.1 In D Major, "O Be Joyful In The Lord" (Jubilate) (Cannons), HWV 246
Title: Chandos Anthem No.2 In D Minor, "In The Lord Put I My Trust", HWV 247
Title: Chandos Anthem No.3 In C Minor, "Have Mercy Upon Me, O God", HWV 248
Disc 2
Title: Chandos Anthem No.4 In F Major, "O Sing Unto The Lord", HWV 249b
Title: Chandos Anthem No.5 In A, "I Will Magnify Thee, O God", Hwv 250c
Title: Chandos Anthem No.6 In E Minor, "As Pants The Hart", Hwv 251b
Disc 3
Title: Chandos Anthem No.7 In G, "My Song Shall Be Alway", HWV 252
Title: Chandos Anthem No.8 In A, "O Come Let Us Sing Unto The Lord", Hwv 253
Title: Chandos Anthem No.9 In E Flat, "O Praise The Lord With One Consent", HWV 254
Disc 4
Title: Chandos Anthem No.10 In G Minor, "The Lord Is My Light", HWV 255
Title: Chandos Anthem No.11 In B Flat, "Let God Arise", HWV 256
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Track List: Handel - Dixit Dominus · Salve Regina · Laudate pueri · Saeviat tellus / Massis · Kozená · Fulgoni · Henckens · McLean-Mair · Pujol · Les Musiciens du Louvre · Minkowski

Title: Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, Motet For Soprano, 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo In D Major, HWV 240

1. Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, Motet For Soprano, 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo In D Major, HWV 240: I. Saeviat Tellus

2. Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, Motet For Soprano, 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo In D Major, HWV 240: II. Carmelitarum Ut Confirmet

3. Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, Motet For Soprano, 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo In D Major, HWV 240: III. O Nox Dulcis

4. Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, Motet For Soprano, 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo In D Major, HWV 240: IV. Stellae Fidae

5. Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, Motet For Soprano, 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo In D Major, HWV 240: V. Sub Tantae Virginis Tutela

6. Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores, Motet For Soprano, 2 Oboes, Strings & Continuo In D Major, HWV 240: VI. Alleluia

Title: Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237

7. Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237: I. Laudate Pueri

8. Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237: II. Sit Nomen Domini

9. Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237: III. A Solis Ortu

10. Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237: IV. Excelsus Super Omnes

11. Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237: V. Quis Sicut Dominus

12. Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237: VI. Suscitans A Terra Inopem

13. Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237: VII. Qui Habitare Facit

14. Laudate Pueri Dominum, Psalm, For Soprano, Chorus & Orchestra In D, Hwv 237: VIII. Gloria Patri

Title: Salve Regina, Antiphon For Soprano, Strings, Organ & Continuo In G Minor, Hwv 241

15. Salve Regina, Antiphon For Soprano, Strings, Organ & Continuo In G Minor, Hwv 241: I. Salve Regina

16. Salve Regina, Antiphon For Soprano, Strings, Organ & Continuo In G Minor, Hwv 241: II. Ad Te Clamamus

17. Salve Regina, Antiphon For Soprano, Strings, Organ & Continuo In G Minor, Hwv 241: III. Eia Ergo, Advocata Nostra

18. Salve Regina, Antiphon For Soprano, Strings, Organ & Continuo In G Minor, Hwv 241: IV. O Clemens, O Pia

Title: Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232

19. Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232: I. Dixit Dominus

20. Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232: II. Virgam Virtutis

21. Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232: III. Tecum Principium

22. Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232: IV. Juravit Dominus

23. Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232: V. Tu Es Sacerdos

24. Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232: VI. Dominus A Dextris Tuis

25. Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232: VII. Judicabit In Nationibus

26. Dixit Dominus, Hymn For Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra In G Minor, Hwv 232: VIII. De Torrente In Via Bibet

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Track List: Handel - Gideon (Oratorio In Three Parts) / Junge Kantorei, Fbo, J.C. Martini

Disc 1
Title: Gideon, Oratorio (compiled From The Music Of Handel By John Christopher Smith)
Disc 2
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Track List: Handel - Giulio Cesare / Jacobs

Disc 1
Title: Giulio Cesare In Egitto, Opera, Hwv 17
Disc 2
Disc 3
Disc 4
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Track List: Handel - Hercules, Musical Drama in Three Acts (HWV 60)

Disc 1
Title: Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60

1. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Ouverture

2. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Menuetto

3. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: See With What Sad Dejection

4. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: No Longer, Fate, Relentless Frown

5. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: O Hercules! Why Art Thou Absent From Me?

6. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: The World, When Day's Career Is Run

7. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Princess! Be Comforted, And Hope The Best

8. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: I Feel, I Feel The God

9. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: He Said, The Sacred Fury Left His Breast

10. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: There In Myrtle Shades Reclined

11. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Despair Not; But Let Rising Hope Suspend

12. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Where Congealed The Northern Streams

13. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: O Filial Piety! O Generous Love!

14. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Banish Your Fears

15. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Begone, My Fears, Fly, Hence, Away

16. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: A Train Of Captives, Red With Honest Wounds

17. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: The Smiling Hours, A Joyful Train

18. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Let None Despair, Relief May Come Though Late

19. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: March

20. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Thanks To The Powers Above

21. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: My Father! Ah, Methinks I See

22. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Now Farewell, Arms!

23. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: The God Of Battle Quits The Bloody Field

24. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Ah Me! How Soon The Flatterer Hope

25. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Daughter Of Gods, Bright Liberty!

26. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Crow With Festal Pomp The Day

Disc 2
Disc 3

1. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Sinfonia III

2. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Recitativo "Ye Sons Of Trachin, Mourn Your Valiant Chief"

3. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Aria: Oh Scene Of Unexampled Woe

4. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Chorus "Tyrants Now No More Shall Dread"

5. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Scene 2, (Recitativo Accompagnato): O Jove! What Land Is This

6. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Recitativo: Great Jove! Relieve His Pains!

7. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Aria "Let Not Fame The Tidings Spread"

8. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: (Recitativo Accompagnato): Where Shall I Fly?

9. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Recitativo: Lo! The Fair, Fatal Cause Of All This Rui

10. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Aria "My Breast With Tender Pity Swells"

11. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Recitativo: Princess, Rejoice! Whose Heav'n-directed

12. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Aria: He, Who For Atlas Prop'd The Sky

13. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Recitativo: Words Are Too Faint To Speak The Warring Passions

14. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Duet "O Prince, Whose Virtues All Admire"

15. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Recitativo: Ye Sons Of Freedom, Now, In Ev'ry Clime

16. Hercules, Oratorio, Hwv 60: Chorus: To Him Your Grateful Notes Of Praise Belong

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Track List: Handel - Joshua / Kirkby, Bowman, Oliver, Ainsley, George, The King's Consort

Disc 1
Title: Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64

1. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: I. Introduction

2. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Chorus - Ye Sons Of Israel

3. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit (Joshua, Caleb)

4. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - O First In Wisdom (Caleb)

5. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - Matrons And Virgins (Achsah)

6. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - Oh! Who Can Tell (Achsah)

7. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit (Joshua)

8. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Chorus And Joshua

9. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Accompagnato - So Long The Memory Shall Last (Joshua)

10. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - While Kedron's Brook To Jordan's Stream (Joshua)

11. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - But Who Is He? (Othniel)

12. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - Awful Pleasing Being, Say (Othniel)

13. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: recit (Angel And Joshua)

14. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - Haste, Israel, Haste (Joshua)

15. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Chorus - The Lord Commands

16. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Accompagnato (Othniel, Achsah)

17. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Josair - Hark! 'Tis The Linnet And The Thrush (Achsah)

18. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - O Achsah (Othniel)

19. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Duet - Our Limpid Streams (Achsah, Othniel)

20. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - The Trumpet Calls (Othniel)

21. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Chorus - May All The Host Of Heav'n

22. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - 'Tis Well; (Joshua)

23. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: A Solemn March During The Circumvection Of The Ark Of The Covenant

24. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Chorus And Joshua - Glory To God!

25. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - The Walls Are Levell'd (Caleb)

26. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - See, The Raging Flames Arise (Caleb)

27. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - To Vanity And Earthly Pride (Achsah)

Disc 2

1. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - Let All The Seed Of Abrah'm (Joshua)

2. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Chorus - Almighty Ruler Of The Skies

3. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - Joshua, The Men Dispatch'd (Caleb)

4. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Chorus Of The Defeated Israelites

5. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - Whence This Dejection? (Joshua)

6. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air And Chorus - With Redoubled Rage (Joshua)

7. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - Now Give The Army Breath (Othniel)

8. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - Heroes When With Glory Burning (Othniel)

9. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Recit - Indulgent Heav'n (Achsah)

10. Joshua, Oratorio, Hwv 64: Air - As Cheers The Sun The Tender Flow'r (Achsah)